Lo, Buchecha, Mesquita, Stack 2019 Worlds Black Belt Finals

A clash of black belt titans is about to go down at IBJJF Worlds. Leandro Lo, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Beatriz Mesquita, and Nathiely de Jesus are among the major names which made it through the fire to the open class finals, knocking out names like Keenan Cornelius, Jessica Flowers, Joao Gabriel, and more en route to tomorrow’s championship.

Six-time champion Lo squares off against Buchecha, who also has a half-dozen golds to his name. De Jesus, a five-time champion, faces four-time champ Mesquita.

Worlds continues June 2 in in Long Beach, California, at the Walter Pyramid.

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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